Phuket is known for its fascinating beaches and scandalous nightlife with a riot of restaurants, bars and beach clubs that you should spend time visiting on your tour to Thailand. 2 days in Phuket is a better idea to admire the unique beauty of this city besides unique culture, lifestyle and gastronomy. Here are the best places and activities not to be missed for 2 days in Phuket.

How to spend 2 days in Phuket?

  • Explore Phuket Old Town
  • Go shopping at Naka Market
  • Get some tans at beautiful beaches, immerse yourself into cool emerald water
  • Admire the sunset at the Promthep Cape
  • Visit religious and historical monuments
  • Discover gorgeous bays and unique islands
2 days in Phuket

Majestic horizon line at a beach in Phuket

Best Time to Visit Phuket

The island of Phuket enjoys constant and warm temperatures all year round because of its location close to the equator. The climate of Phuket is tropical moist monsoon. The latter makes sure that Phuket has two distinct seasons: the rainy season (between May and October) and the dry season (between November and April).

Average temperatures range from 31°C (October) to 34°C (February). The temperature of the sea is very pleasant all year round, varying from 28°C to 30°C.

In short, the best time to travel to Phuket and enjoy the sunshine is in the dry season, from the end of December to March.

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Getting to Phuket

As a popular destination for tourists, there are many ways that you can get to Phuket.

1. By air

Phuket International Airport is the second largest airport in Thailand after Bangkok. Domestic and international flights (Europe, Asia, Australia, etc.) take off and arrive every day.

2. By bus

From Bangkok, the bus ride to Phuket will take you about 13 hours. Therefore, you had better choose a bus that rolls at night to enjoy the ride of sleeping.

On site, it is also very easy and economical to wander around by motorbike or tuk tuk. Exploring Phuket by tuk tuk is an ideal activity that you should experience on your 2 days in Phuket.

Where to Stay in Phuket?

The island of Phuket is full of hotels, hostels and accommodation of all kinds. Hence, it becomes sometimes a little complicated to see clearly. Let us guide you to find the best accommodation solution during your stay in Phuket.

  • On the beach: Katathani Phuket is a well-known and popular hotel for its tropical gardens, azure blue pools and private beach. A little corner of paradise!
  • For couples: SALA Phuket Resort is the perfect place for a romantic romantic holiday. The external bathrooms are, among others, very coveted!
  • For families: JW Marriott Phuket is the ideal solution for a dream family vacation. Many activities are offered at no extra cost for children, which is a real plus!
  • For small budgets: Patong Princess Hotel offers rooms from only $22. Here, even if the price is minimal, the location is perfect for those who want to enjoy the dynamism of Patong, and the hot spring pool will not leave you behind!

Best Things to Do for 2 Days in Phuket

1. Explore Phuket Old Town

The Old Town district (Phuket Old Town), also sometimes referred to as the historic district, is home to old houses that are mostly Sino-Portuguese in style. It consists of many small cafes, bakeries and restaurants, etc. along the road. The old town can be easily visited on foot for your stay on 2 days in Phuket.

Also, you should spend time visiting local markets near the bus station and exploring the small streets here.

2. Go shopping at the Weekend Market (Naka Market)

This market is open on weekends, especially on Sunday evenings. It’s a must-see destination where you will find so many unique souvenirs and good dishes representing Thai gastronomy. You can spend time shopping in the different stands here as well.

3. Get some tans on the beautiful beaches

Kata Beach

Fine sand and crystal clear water: no doubt you are fine at Kata Beach! From May to October is the best period of time for you to enjoy the waves, taste a cocktail while immersing yourself in the water, etc.

Karon Beach

It is the third-longest beach of the island and one of the most appreciated for the excellent spots of snorkelling and diving that it offers.

Patong Beach

This is the ideal beach for revellers on 2 days in Phuket. Music, bars, entertainment areas, etc. all the ingredients for you to party in an idyllic setting.

Freedom Beach

One of the most beautiful and quietest beaches. This is perfect for relaxing moments and suitable for traveling with family or for couples.

Paradise Beach

It is on this beach that the Full Moon takes place. Although the beach is pretty crowded, you can still find calmer little creeks a hundred meters from the main beach.

4. Admire the sunset at Promthep Cape

Beautiful sunset at Promthep Cape

Beautiful sunset at Promthep Cape

Located on the southern tip of the island, this place is absolutely ideal for lovers of sunset. A palette of exquisite colors that gradually fade into the water, the place seems out of a dream.

5. Take a stroll on Bangla Road and enjoy a magical show in Phuket Fantasea

Bangla Road

It is the main artery of Patong, really revealed at dusk that makes wandering here a must when in Phuket. You will find many bars, restaurants, clubs here; all in a symphony of colorful neon lights and music.

Phuket Fantasea

It is an amusement park that tells you the mysteries and legends of Thailand, staging them in a show whose stars are elephants, and many artists in traditional costumes. This is an activity that children especially love!

6. Visit religious and historical monuments

The Big Buddha of Phuket

Big Buddha is one of the most important and most revered sites on the island. The 45-meter high statue was built in 2004 and sits peacefully on Mount Nakkerd.

Wat Chalong

This is the perfect place for visitors who wish to discover Buddhist culture in a breathtaking environment. The pagoda and the various statues tell you their story, in which you have to dive while respecting the customs and rules (make sure to take off your shoes before entering a building and cover your shoulders and legs).

The Chinese sanctuary of Jui Tui

Another sanctuary not to be missed on your 2 days in Phuket is the Chinese Shrine of Jui Tui, which houses three large statues of Chinese gods, including the statue of Tean Hu Huan Soy, god of dancing and art performing. There is also a house of firecrackers where the inhabitants throw firecrackers during parties and festivities.

The sanctuary of serene light

This site was built more than 150 years ago and nestled in a narrow lane. The Taoist sanctuary features elaborate etchings covering all walls and has recently been remodeled outdoors. Inside, you can smell the heady of incense and fresh flowers.

7. Discover the unique islands

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Marvelous Islands in Phuket

Visit Phang Nga Bay and the famous James Bond Island

Phang Nga has hosted many film shoots, and for good reason, its natural beauty is fascinating! You should take your time to sail on clear waters by boat, kayak or cruise ship, and discover the over-water village of Koh Panyee. 2 days in Phuket, in the heart of nature, invigorating and relaxing both to discover a Phuket as you have never seen or heard before.

Phi Phi Islands

These two small islands are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful places in Thailand. The tourist attraction that has made this place famous is Maya Bay beach, used as a filming location for the film “The Beach”, with the cast of Leonardo Dicaprio. This beach has been closed to tourists for a few years to preserve the ecosystem here, but you can safely enjoy Phi Phi Don, which offers equally wonderful places, and a myriad of restaurants and hotels to welcome guests.

Coral Island

It will take you just 15 minutes to travel by boat from the main island to reach this site. This is especially famous for its magnificent coral reefs. If you are a diving or snorkelling enthusiast, this is ideal for you on 2 days in Phuket.

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Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

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